Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

The Presidents reply to Senator Slidell’s query on Major Beauregard being relieved of command at West Point.

Washington, January 29, 1861.

My Dear Sir,—With every sentiment of personal friendship and regard, I am obliged to say, in answer to your note of Sunday, that I have full confidence in the Secretary of War, and his acts, in the line of his duty, are my own acts, for which I am responsible.

Yours very respectfully,

James Buchanan.

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